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Computer classes, crafts, e-reader assistance and more

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 11:10 a.m. CDT

Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Marketplace

No doubt you’ve been starting to hear about the new Health InsuranceMarketplace, a key part of the health care law that will be open for business on Oct. 1. But you probably still have questions. The best place for the latest, most accurate, information on the Marketplace is the updated website, HealthCare.gov.

At the site, you can learn what it is, who can apply for insurance, how to get insurance, how to lower your costs, and more. You can participate in an online web chat on the website (Healthcare.gov) or call a toll free number, 1-800-318-2596, to speak with a trained customer service representative.

The library has Internet access workstations available for patrons and handouts to help you get started with the Health Insurance Marketplace. The library advises those not familiar with the Internet to bring a trusted friend or family member along to help, library staff will be unable to assist in the enrollment process.

Computer Classes

The library has released its schedule for upcoming computer classes. See it at www.newton.lib.ia.us/services/classes. Thanks to the Jasper Community Foundation grant we received, we are now able to offer classes throughout the day and in the evenings in the library meeting room with new laptops.

In October, we will be offering Computers for Beginners (no experience necessary) from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8; 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10; and 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. We will also offer set-up an email account on and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

If you would like to register for a class contact the Information Desk at (641) 792-4108.

Adult Craft: Recycled Tee

At 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, we will be recycling old T-shirts into scarves, bracelets and work-out tanks. Participants must bring their own shirt(s) to recycle and register for the program in advance. Register by calling the Information Desk at (641) 792-4108.

Coffee & Movie: ‘42’

Join us for a showing of “42” in the library meeting room at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Synopsis: In 1947, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing blatant racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking — ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

Trouble with Your

E-Reader?

The library is offering one-on-one tech time on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you want to learn more about your e-reader device, sign up for a half-hour appointment at the Information Desk by calling (641) 792-4108. We can help you to check out e-books, change your settings, download and delete apps, and more

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